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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Human Rights, Information, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Schools, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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* Iceland, Republic of Serbia

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Responsible: European Commission

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Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – Prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance and to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online – 2020
Funds for: preventing and combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To support a comprehensive approach to the prevention and the fight against racism and xenophobia and other forms of intolerance such as Antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, homophobia, transphobia, antigypsism and Afrophobia, including online;
* To support concrete actions addressing the racism and xenophobia faced by speficic groups and communities

Priorities
* Priority 1: to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance
– Preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and their manifestations on the ground, in particular hate crime and hate speech;
– Empowering, supporting and protecting groups, communities and individuals affected by manifestations of forms of intolerance, in particular hate crime and hate speech, with a particular focus on Afrophobia;
– Fostering a better understanding and improved dialogue among different groups and communities, including by building on the role of community leaders, youth and multipliers

* Priority 2: to prevent, report and counter hate speech online
–  Prevention, education and awareness raising initiatives, in particular for youth, concerning hate speech and the promotion of tolerance narratives online;
– Measures and initiatives resulting from the collaboration of key actors (e.g. public authorities, civil society and private companies) to report and counter hate speech online on social media platforms/internet companies;
– Increasing knowledge and understanding of the ecosystems of hate speech online

* Priority 3 restricted to public authorities: to improve responses to racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance at national, regional and local level 
– Building capacity of national, regional or local authorities and enhancing interagency and multi-level coordination and cooperation to improve responses to racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance; 
– Ensuring better application on the ground of hate crime and hate speech legislation; 
– Improving hate crime recording and data collection practices in Member States; 
– Improving support for victims of hate crime and hate speech at national, regional or local level, addressing underreporting, building trust between communities and public authorities

Among financed actions
* For priority 1:
– Mutual learning and exchanges of good practices;
– Coalition building, capacity building and training;
– Community and victims’ empowerment and support;
– Dissemination and awareness raising initiatives; 
– Studies and analytical activities

* For priority 2
– Data recording, reporting of hate speech incidents, analysis of trends, triggers and ecosystem of online hatred;
– Awareness raising, multi-stakeholder actions and campaigns;
– Promotion of digital skills and critical thinking, and education

* For priority 3 
– Mutual learning and exchange of good practices between national, regional or local authorities;
– Development of concrete tools, practices and interventions to improve responses to these phenomena, including but not limited to means of criminal law;
– Designing and implementing strategies or plans of action; 
– Capacity building and training activities 

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals;
* Initial duration of the action: maximum 24 months

* Eligibility : 
– Involve at least two organisations actively involved in the implementation of the proposed action;
– Be established in EU Member States, Iceland or Republic of Serbia; 

– For priorities 1 and 2:
> Be a public body, a private organisation or an international organisation;
> Profit-oriented organisations may only submit applications in partnership with public bodies or private non-profit organisations

– For priority 3:
> Be a public authority of one of the countries participating in the Programme;
> Partners must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or international organisations

– Actions must take place in the European Union, Iceland or Republic of Serbia